All Entries in August, 2012

No ducking fine for four years of tardiness

WKLC-FM St. Albans WV suffered the destruction of its tower site back in 2004, but was able to procure a CP to get back...

Retrans deals accomplished without blackouts

CBS broadcast stations and co-owned cable channels will be back on AT&T’s U-verse MVPD systems, and television group Local TV has reached a similar...

CBS

Emmis wins round in court v. preferred shareholders

An injunction against Emmis Communications sought by a disgruntled, dividend-seeking shareholder group has been...

Emmis Communications

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Fox came in 3rd on Thursday

Due to pre-season football, FOX is pre-empted in 19.3% of the country and Fast Nationals for FOX/ABC/CBS/NBC are inflated. Airing encores of RAISING HOPE...

FOX

NBC Thursday: “Saving Hope”

Thursday Results (local NFL preemptions on all major networks and some inconsistent start times across time zones): ·       Pending updates, at 8 p.m. ET,...

NBC

Notre Dame radio analyst pulled for comments

Notre Dame radio analyst Allen Pinkett was pulled off the Irish broadcast for the season opener against Navy and was put on the first...

Oasis Radio Group saves the day in Ft. Wayne

On 8/28, 10+ Federated Media Employees there felt the sting of corporate down-sizing when the company–the largest local broadcaster–ended their employment at WOWO-AM, WBYR-FM,...

Mancow to simulcast on WPWR Fox TV this fall

Beginning this fall, Fox-owned WPWR-TV Chicago will air a live simulcast of Talk Radio Network-FM’s Erich “Mancow” Muller’s weekday nationally syndicated morning show from...

Mancow

CBS wins on spotty clearance night

Preemptions were the name of the game as the final week of the NFL preseason kicked some network programming off the air, and the...

Florida FM comes with Class A TV station

$2.75M WYKE-FM Inglis FL/WYKE-CD Inglis/Yankeetown FL from Citrus County Association for Retarded Citizens Inc. (Christopher V. Cole) to Baynet Management Inc. (Joshua Daniels, Carl...

Providence noncom shifts licensees

N/A WSBE-TV Providence RI from Rhode Island Public Telecommunications Authority (Michael B. Isaacs) to Rhode Island PBS Foundation (David W. Piccerelli et al). Changing...

FCC to review spectrum/competition issues

With the auction of airwaves in the television band in the works in the effort to increase the availability of wireless broadband to American...

FCC

Beasley looking to use AM for all-digital test

AM HD Radio hasn’t done all that well in the US, with numerous stations  in markets across the country having turned off the sideband...

HD Radio

Playing poker with DISH Network

A novel explanation has been put forth as to why satellite MVPD DISH Network is such a difficult company to negotiate with, and it...

Dish Network